SFO concludes Zespri investigation

Supplied Content Auckland, November 8, 2017 The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has concluded its investigation into the affairs of Zespri Group Limited concerning allegations of criminality arising from the practice of dual invoicing. SFO Chief Executive Julie Read has closed the investigation having determined that the conduct did not meet the high evidential standard for laying criminal charges. Dual invoicing…

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Goff leads 97-member business delegation to China

Wellington, November 7, 2017 Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, and Councillors Ross Clow and Chris Darby are leading a group of 97 delegates representing 70 Auckland businesses to take part in the third Tripartite Economic Alliance Summit in Guangzhou, China. Mr Goff said, “This will be Auckland’s largest ever trade delegation. Businesses clearly see the advantage of interacting with our two…

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The Harvest Manager knows the best pick of fruits

An exciting Kiwi invention helps to lift quality Wellington, November 7, 2017 Kiwifruit growers could have a new and productive tool at their disposal. Industrial designer William Lockwood-Geck’s hand-held scanner which measures the quality of the fruit, is already attracting attention. Called the Harvest Manager 300, the scanner helps growers identify when the fruit is ready to be picked and…

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